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Welcome to ALL's new website!

The Association for Language Learning is the UK’s major subject association for teachers of languages. ALL exists to support and represent language teachers.

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Take your first steps towards volunteering with ALL

Volunteers are at the heart of ALL, so find out more about what they can offer you, and why not consider joining our volunteer community yourself?

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Training & CPD

ALL organises training, conferences, networking and CPD for language teachers in areas close to their home or place of work.

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Consultations

Responding as a community to issues which concern the teaching of languages

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Latest news

ShelterBox Spanish Challenge 2016

ShelterBox Spanish Challenge 2016 winners announced! ALL Devon’s Chris Fuller has now announced the winners of this year’s ShelterBox Spanish Challenge! They are: In first place: Lauren, Laura and Emily from Route 39 Academy, Clovelly (Devon). Judges... read more

Brexit update 20 Jul 2016

EU referendum statement – Erasmus+ beyond the EU referendum: Following the vote to leave the EU, the programme itself has been in the spotlight. Chartered Institute of Linguists responds to the EU Referendum ‘leave’ result: CIOL is committed to... read more

Corporate Member of the Month

Chartered-inst-linguists-CIOL-logoThe Chartered Institute of Linguists is the only professional body representing the whole of the languages sector from education and training through to government and the professions. CIOL’s associated charity, IoL Educational Trust (IoLET), is a recognised awarding organisation delivering Ofqual accredited professional qualifications.

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Calendar & events

Language World

Language World 2017Join your subject community to celebrate language teaching and learning, at Language World! Language Word 2017 will take place 24-25 March 2017 at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham.

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Benefit from the support and encouragement of fellow practitioners

I love the opportunities for professional development and networking, sharing good practice with like-minded colleagues from different contexts. We can learn so much from one another!

Anna Lise Gordon

MFL PGCE tutor and Academic Director - Secondary provision, teaching and learning, St Mary’s University Twickenham. National Teaching Fellow

Take control of your professional development

Joining ALL and becoming an active member has been very beneficial for my own professional development: I have become more involved with the Association and I have been part of a supportive network of professionals.

Karine Harrington

Languages Teacher and Independent Consultant

Join your professional community

The Association for Language Learning (ALL) is the UK’s major subject association for teachers of foreign languages. We support and represent teachers of all languages in all sectors. Whether you’re a languages co-ordinator in a primary school, specialist languages teacher, or working outside mainstream education, we can offer you the support you need.

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Add your voice to your professional community

We all have opinions and would like our concerns to be heard – ALL enables this and gives weight to our arguments.

Lisa Stevens

Primary language educator and consultant, Whitehouse Common Primary School and Welford Primary School

Keep up to date with the latest news and developments

Belonging to the association helps teachers to find out important information about changes to Programmes of Study, examination board specifications and the latest research too.

Liz Black

PGCE tutor and Curriculum Area Leader, and freelance consultant, University of York

Stay motivated with regular boosts of ideas and inspiration

I will be a member of ALL as long as I continue in teaching because the two go hand in hand. As an ALL member I am better informed, more discerning and critical, more supported and more enthusiastic in my job!

Dr Rachel Hawkes

Director of International Education and Research, Comberton Academy Trust

Communities

ALL as an organisation puts all of its resources into supporting and representing different groups of language teachers in the UK, with the help of volunteers around the country – language teachers who are passionate about language teaching and their profession. As an ALL member you can join ALL groups and also have the opportunity to get involved as an active volunteer.

Find ALL groups for your language, local area and sector below, or click here to find out more about getting involved.

How can I become an active volunteer?

Language

ALL members represent a range of European and World languages.

Local

There are over 60 ALL local groups across the country.

Sector

Special interest groups discuss matters of importance to sectors of languages education and teacher training.

ALL Jobs Board

Here you will find job listings in the field of languages education. The time shown below reflects the date the job vacancy was posted. The application deadline for the job is shown on the individual job advert, which can be viewed by clicking on the job title below.

Need to fill a vacancy in languages education? View packages

Signposting resources

A summer of sport!

Resources on sport from around ALL’s website and publications Languages Today magazine: Our September 2010 issue was dedicated to the Olympic & Paralympic Games in 2012, and what language teachers did to celebrate it, and we also created a ‘Get Ready for the... read more

Progression and assessment

Resources on progression and assessment from around ALL’s website and publications Languages Today magazine: The latest issue of Languages Today magazine looks at assessment strategies, progression and achievement in Key Stages 2 and 3, and innovative ways in... read more

Progression

ALL Connect offers free face to face and online training on major themes such as speaking, writing, grammar, transition and progression to those working in mainstream education. Training is also provided at a local level to colleagues from the primary and secondary... read more

Language Futures

Broadening language provision to create independent and engaged language learners

Language Futures is an exciting initiative for creative languages departments interested in developing languages beyond the classroom. It works in tandem with the languages provision already in place in school, and is not designed to ‘teach’ a language, but to equip students with the skills to develop as independent learners supported by school, home and a language proficient mentor from the community.

The Language Futures approach puts young people in control to create a deep sense of engagement in their learning. It helps students to feel motivated and to see the relevance of their language learning by tapping into their own personal interests and lives outside of school.

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